From CBS News, September 25, 2013
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Abdominal hysterectomy is performed in a hospital setting, and generally requires approximately two hours in the operating room. Patients are given general or spinal anesthesia plus sedation so that they feel no pain. Heart rate, blood pressure, blood loss, and respiration are closely observed throughout the procedure. After surgery, patients are transferred to the recovery room where they can be monitored while waking up. Most patients will then be transferred to a hospital room, where they will spend one to two nights.
A number of complications can occur as a result of hysterectomy. Fortunately, most can be easily managed and do not cause long-term problems.
Fortunately, there are more choices than ever before for the type of hysterectomy, as well as the surgical approach (open, vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy).
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